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Flash game: Upgrade Complete

NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Games and Technology
Many of you have probably already played Achievement Unlocked. If you haven't stop right now, and give it a shot, it's awesome.

http://armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked



Now that we're all up to speed.

Upgrade complete takes that idea, and does it with upgrade systems instead. It's a pretty great concept. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'm keeping my mouth shut. You'll just have to play it.

http://armorgames.com/play/3955/upgrade-complete

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    GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hah, that's pretty damn cool. I like it better than the Achievement game, because I hate achievements. But who can hate an upgrade?

    A communist, that's who.

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Man, the graphics upgrades were total rips. The one with the "vector" graphics and tracker-esque music was totally the best.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I want to see an RPG where achievements and upgrades are the same thing. Killed 50 orcs? Permanent +5 to strength. Saved the farmer? There's now permanently a pitchfork in your inventory.

    Ooh, how about a roguelike that works like that? Poke through a dungeon earning achievements, which will make your future adventurers stronger.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Done, upgrade complete. Pretty fun. Wasted a half hour on it.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    I want to see an RPG where achievements and upgrades are the same thing. Killed 50 orcs? Permanent +5 to strength. Saved the farmer? There's now permanently a pitchfork in your inventory.

    Ooh, how about a roguelike that works like that? Poke through a dungeon earning achievements, which will make your future adventurers stronger.
    Like Mass Effect?

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    MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Took me 998 seconds to complete so about 16 minutes.

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    NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    I want to see an RPG where achievements and upgrades are the same thing. Killed 50 orcs? Permanent +5 to strength. Saved the farmer? There's now permanently a pitchfork in your inventory.

    Ooh, how about a roguelike that works like that? Poke through a dungeon earning achievements, which will make your future adventurers stronger.

    That would be awesome. A roguelike with achievement bonuses? I'd think a combination of a skill training system, along with the achievements would work really well.

    Survived a critical hit to the head? Health bonus.

    Remove every limb of a humanoid without killing him? Hit rating bonus.

    I'm already getting hard here.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You're getting hard from the idea of removing every limb from a person without killing them, eh?

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Zxerol wrote: »
    Man, the graphics upgrades were total rips. The one with the "vector" graphics and tracker-esque music was totally the best.

    I agree. They don't even know what upgrade means, or they've never played Geometry Wars.

    I want to play through the whole game in that style now.

    Also I highly recommend outfitting the ship with nothing but missiles.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hmm, 2600 graphics > Vector Graphics > NES graphics > ololol bloom

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    NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    You're getting hard from the idea of removing every limb from a person without killing them, eh?

    Must be the violence in video games these days.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Not only are these games pretty fun, but they are genuinely funny satires

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wonder what he's going to hit next?

    Also a funny note: The achievement unlocked one has achievements on kongregate

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    SagaxusSagaxus Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I beat the game, and am now in the process of relpacing all of my ship's upgrades with missiles.

    Why is this so much fun when all I am doing is holding spacebar?

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sagaxus wrote: »
    I beat the game, and am now in the process of relpacing all of my ship's upgrades with missiles.

    Why is this so much fun when all I am doing is holding spacebar?
    Because when you hold space things explode!

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Posting so I can find this when I get home as this seems worth a look.

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sounds like I'll need to hit this at lunch, rather than on break, if it's going to take 15 minutes to fully upgrade my weapons to 100% the game. :P

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    FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The first graphics were the best.

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    AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Needs more upgrades. Perhaps you can add another layer of upgrades by having to upgrade enough to unlock those upgrades :lol:

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    Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Am I missing something here, or is something wrong with me?

    I get to a shop, I buy the only 3 things I can, and then I cant do anything.

    Like, nothing.

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    MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kai_San wrote: »
    Am I missing something here, or is something wrong with me?

    I get to a shop, I buy the only 3 things I can, and then I cant do anything.

    Like, nothing.

    One of those is the main menu. Go to the main menu and press play game. You can play an atari era shooter and collect coins. Which can be used to upgrade your ship, buy stuff in the shop or upgrade stuff from the main menu.

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    SQUIRREL!SQUIRREL! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    I see no menu when I buy it. It all looks the same as it did before.

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    spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I am the best winner the game has ever seen.

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    korodullinkorodullin What. SCRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Call me a buzzkill, but while I found the game quite amusing, I'm curious as to what kind of point the creator was trying to make, especially with the "Maybe next time you're playing a game you'll rate it more on how much fun you're having and less on how complex the upgrade system is." line at the game over screen. I wasn't aware there were games out there with upgrade systems onerous enough to make someone do such an over-the-top parody.

    Achievement Unlocked I can understand, this? Ehh.

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    YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm not getting anything either. Once I buy the preloader, menu, and save system I can't do anything. There's no button or anything to let me go back to the menu I just bought.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    Call me a buzzkill, but while I found the game quite amusing, I'm curious as to what kind of point the creator was trying to make, especially with the "Maybe next time you're playing a game you'll rate it more on how much fun you're having and less on how complex the upgrade system is." line at the game over screen. I wasn't aware there were games out there with upgrade systems onerous enough to make someone do such an over-the-top parody.

    Achievement Unlocked I can understand, this? Ehh.

    I know. What lesson was I supposed to take away? I thought it was fun, it taught me that games with crazy upgrade systems are more fun. He didn't even close anything off at the end as some punishment for our upgrading greed.

    The moral is to not bother with a moral and let players take away whatever they want.

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    Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm not getting anything either. Once I buy the preloader, menu, and save system I can't do anything. There's no button or anything to let me go back to the menu I just bought.

    This.

    Well at least I am not retarded (or not the only one).

    I still want to experience this, I wanna know how I can do so -_-

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kai_San wrote: »
    I'm not getting anything either. Once I buy the preloader, menu, and save system I can't do anything. There's no button or anything to let me go back to the menu I just bought.

    This.

    Well at least I am not retarded (or not the only one).

    I still want to experience this, I wanna know how I can do so -_-

    Get the latest version of flash and try a different browser.

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    Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So I have to upgrade my flash before I can upgrade the game?

    I think this is irony right?

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    SagaxusSagaxus Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I just realized I should have uploaded a picture of my missile ship yesterday. So here it is.
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    Spacebar wins games.

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    mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That Game Over screen is pretty awesome.

    CONGRATULATIONS FOREVER

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    xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    mastrius wrote: »
    That Game Over screen is pretty awesome.

    CONGRATULATIONS FOREVER

    This is the enemy and they SUCK!

    Is it wrong I genuinely enjoyed sitting there holding the spacebar down, sending thousands of missiles into the enemies and watching a cascade of gold fly into my ship? So pointless but yet, satisfying.

    I predict the next satire game will involve smashing open crates of some kind.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It'll be a perfectly normal mario clone, with the best graphics you can render in flash, and with tons of bloom

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    ArkanArkan Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It'll be a tower defense game that plays itself. You click a button and it drops towers automatically, etc.

    Also, I would hazard a guess that the creator of this has had some experience with people giving negative opinions of his stuff based on lack of depth in upgrade systems.

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    GammarahGammarah Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I had a lot of fun playing this, a lot of the satire was pretty brilliant, especially the progress bar description, and the ending. My only gripe is that you coudn't upgrade the save system.

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    mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    xzzy wrote: »
    mastrius wrote: »
    That Game Over screen is pretty awesome.

    CONGRATULATIONS FOREVER

    This is the enemy and they SUCK!

    Is it wrong I genuinely enjoyed sitting there holding the spacebar down, sending thousands of missiles into the enemies and watching a cascade of gold fly into my ship? So pointless but yet, satisfying.

    I predict the next satire game will involve smashing open crates of some kind.

    It is not wrong at all. For I enjoyed it much.

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    SnorkSnork word Jamaica Plain, MARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    congratulations FOREVER

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    surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This guy seems to have sporked himself, as the game is nothing other than an upgrade system and everybody seems to be loving it. Some studio will notice this and make upgrade complete for xbox, you saw it here first folks.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This was fun. Only cause I felt rewarded for my actions.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You don't have to get all the upgrades to clear the game it seems.

    I just got 100% with the vector graphics, the Armor intro, the Achivements, or the ship fully upgraded, on wave 17

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